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POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 25, 2011 Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail: Website: Subscriptions in the United States $30.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135. Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 - Second-Class Postage paid at Boston. MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZETTE - P.O. Box 130135. Boston. MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnantma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 115 - No. 12 Friday, March 25, 2011 GUEST EDITORIAL OUR NATIONAL SECURITY A Cause for Alarm by Edward P. Shallow Consider Homeland Security director, Janet Napolitano, claiming our borders have never been more secure than they are now -- this affirmation has to rank as the most unintelligent statement ever uttered by an individual responsible for the security of these United states. You can equate the statements of James Clapper, our Director of National Intelligence with that of the aforementioned Napolitano, Clapper told a congres- sional hearing, and I quote, "The term Muslim Broth- erhood is an umbrella term for a variety of movements. In the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried al-Qaeda as a perversion of Islam?" In a rejection to Clapper's position, The American Islamic Forum for Democracy claims Clapper remarks false and dangerous. The organization states: The Muslim Brotherhood is the primary face of political Islam, which is ideologically at war with the United States. They continue; The Muslim Brotherhood is the antithesis of a secular organization as asserted today by James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence. Clapper's statement presents a significant concern that our primary Intelligence officer has a complete lack of understanding of an organization that presents the greatest threat to the security of the United States. The Director of Intelligence is either grossly naive or covering up for an ideology that is an ideological war with the United States and western society. The Muslim Brotherhood is built on the ideology of political Islam, which adheres to a belief in Islamic Supremacy. To be a secular organization fellowship would have to completely disavow the very beliefs that define the organization. In addition, as I indicated in my recent editorial, "The Dreams of My Father a Devout Muslim," the AIFD con- firms by contention that fellowship will be a major thorn in the attempt to democratize Egypt. They make clear: Further, the Muslim Brotherhood is a threat to the (Continued on Page 10) SFORTUNATO AL GIOCO, FORTUNATO IN AIVlORE. Lucky at cards, unlucky in love. LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor. * Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer's name, address and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publication. Due to space considerations, we request that letters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization. Deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the writer wishes to have the material published. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee pub!ication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnsruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 Linda and' Sebuh Petrosian celebrated 25 years of marriage by renewing their vows ocean side in Aruba at the Sunset Beach Bistro on the Beach of the Divi Aruba Beach Resort. Linda and Sebuh celebrated the day with over 40 family members and friends, which included their sons Dimitri and Alec, Linda's parents Yolanda and Dan Cellucci, her sister Sondra Celli served as maid of honor as she did 25 years ago, and daughter Milan Celli served as bridesmaid. Wishing Linda and Sebuh many more years of love and happiness! Kiwanis ! A Global Action Day Benefiting Children and Communities On Saturday, April 2nd, 2011, 9AM - IPM at Belle Isle Marsh Reservation Park, (entrance located on Bennington Street in East Boston, across the street from Suffolk Downs MBTA stop on the Blue Line) the Kiwanis Club of East Boston, together with members of the Kiv#anis Club of Revere, the East Boston High School Key Club and ROTC, and other community groups from Winthrop and Revere, will be celebrating Kiwanis Inter- national's service initiative, Kiwanis One Day, joining 600,000 other Kiwanians all over the world in a day dedi- cated to community service. The Kiwanis Club, along with other volunteers will be performing a clean-up of the Belle Isle Marsh Reserva- tion, an urban natural resource protected by the Department of Conservation and Recreation as well as the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh organization. Over 40 volunteers for this East Boston project are ex- pected to join nearly 600,000 volunteers internationally in devoting Saturday, April 2% 2011 to hands-on service projects around the commu- nity, contributing to nearly one million service hours in just one dayt To participate, contact Kiwanis One Day Commit- tee Chairperson, Honorable Judge Joseph Ferrino (Ret.), at 617-569-2110 or Club President Marisa Di Pietro at 617-650-3442. September 23, 1941 - March 22, 2011 Joseph Summa of Derry, New Hampshire, formerly of the North End, passed away on March 22, 2011. The beloved husband of Jean Summa and loving father of Joseph Summa, Jr., daughter Charlene and husband David; and Paul Summa and wife Maria. Grandfather of .Tyler, Alex, Jake, Athena and Christianna. He is the son of the late Gasper and Helen Summa. Brother of Barbara from the North End, Stephen of Chelsea and Robert of Winthrop. May He Rest in Peace MARCH 18, 2011 Dr. Ronald X. Conway, of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester passed away on March 18, 2011. Beloved husband of Patricia A. (Sullivan). Loving son of the late George L. and Loretta E. (Byrnes) Conway. Devoted father of Ronald X., Jr., Christopher J. and his wife Susan, all of Quincy, Kara B. Norton and her husband Ronald of Cohasset; Gregory B. and his wife Mary Ryan of South Boston. Loving grandfather of Maeve and Aine Norton. Brother of Paul Conway of Florida, Carol Muszynaski of New York, Donna Gallagher of Milton and the late Lorraine Dean, Claire Fisher, George, Jr., and Robert Conway. Also survived by his loving extended family. Ronald was a retired Boston Police Captain, Area A-1 Commander. Former Deputy Superintendent, Boston Police Department. He spearheaded Community Policing efforts. A former Professor of Boston University, Curry College and Quincy College. Graduate of Don Bosco High School, Suffolk University, Curry College, Boston State College and received his Doctoral Degree in Education from Boston University. Vietnam Era Marine Corps Veteran. Funeral Mass was held at St. Agatha Church, Milton. Interment at Blue Hills Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Ronald's name to McCourt Foundation for M.S., 300 Congress Street, Suite 302, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169. MAY HE REST IN PEACE l, !